Geo[rge] Hansen


[John Muir]


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GEO. HANSENLANDSCAPE ARCHITECT 2705 HEARST AVENUE, BERKELEY, CAL.ADVISORY ARCHITECT TO PARK COMMISSIONS,MUNICIPALITIES AND CEMETERY ASSOCIATIONSApril 3d., 1903.Dear Friend,It has been many a day since I have had SO unexpected and such sincere pleasure as a little item in the paper gave me. It may be silly some to express such to you. But I am nothing if I cannot follow the instinct of my heart, and I do such not then I tell you about it. Then you, alone with our so much admired President go into Yosemite and under the done of domen, it is to me as if the man was taken by the highpriest into the presence of the most High. It is not only that your guidance of that one man,-though he be the chosen of the land-shall be productive of a wonderfull and lasting impression with him. No, to me, it is the touch in the innermost of thousands of men and woman that shall be given through this example. I am a fortunate man for having drawn breath under the shadows of some of those majestic piles of living fibre, and it was with true religiosity that gain today took up your chapter on the Sequoia and read and read, slowly and piously what God dictated to your pen. I sat in the bright sunshine on outporch, and forgive a human the vain failing that he felt selfishly happy for being called your friend. - I cut out the clipping and pasted it in my book.Is it not queer how things happen and coincidences[03207]


Berkeley, Calif.

Date Original

1903 Apr 3


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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Reel 13, Image 0394

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